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How do I choose which college essay prompt to respond to?

Hey everyone! I'm a junior and I'm starting to work on my college essays. There are several prompts to choose from and I'm not sure which one would be best for me. How did you guys decide which prompt to respond to? Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!

10 months ago

Hi! It's great that you're starting to work on your college essays early. When my child was in your position, we discussed the various prompts and found that the best way to choose one is to think about which prompt allows you to share something unique and personal about yourself that isn't already reflected in the rest of your application. Consider brainstorming ideas for each prompt and see which one sparks the most inspiration or excitement for you. It's important to choose a topic that showcases your growth, passions, or personal experiences. Once you have some ideas, you can also seek feedback from teachers, friends, or family members to help you make a decision. Ultimately, the best prompt to respond to is the one that gives you the opportunity to share an authentic and meaningful story about yourself. Good luck with your essays, and I hope this advice helps!

10 months ago

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